Problem with graphics card

Powercolor Pcs ax4850 ati radeon hd4850...
April 30, 2010 at 21:39:29
Specs: Windows 7
Hey, so I'm kind of a noob at computer
building. I just added this graphics card to the
ensemble. It works fine until part way through
the game, and then, usually at graphics heavy
parts, it cuts out on me. The screen goes
black, a "no imput" thing goes up, and then
the computer crashes and I have to restart.
What could this be?

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#1
May 1, 2010 at 04:12:25
It *might* be that your power supply is not providing enough power to feed the video card.
Open the computer case, look at the power supply label and post everything you see on the label.

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#2
May 1, 2010 at 07:01:55
Ok, so the power supply came as a part of the bare bones kit
that I bought about a year ago.

Austin Power Supply Model: DR-8320BTX

Voltage: 115V/230V 300W

Current: 8/4 A

Frequency: 60/50 Hz

It may be relevant: The power supply had no 6 pin PCIe, so I
scammed a LP4 -> 6 pin PCIe converter off of a friend.


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#3
May 1, 2010 at 07:08:26
In retrospect, maybe that was my power supply's way of telling
me that it couldn't handle a graphics card. Something to ponder.

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#4
May 1, 2010 at 07:50:20
You're lucky that thing even booted with video working at all. You have an el-cheapo psu variously identified as 285w or 300w.

Pick one of these...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Good psu's aren't cheap are they? You might be able to find a better price than Newegg has today.

Your current psu might be suitable for an old PII or PIII but I wouldn't use it for anything resembling modern.

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#5
May 1, 2010 at 08:03:19
Hey, thanks- it's good to know that's what the problem is.

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#6
May 1, 2010 at 08:05:03
dude ur psu sux

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#7
May 1, 2010 at 15:16:04
You're a man of few words toxic. ;-)

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